I’m a science writer, physicist, teacher, and tinkerer. I try to get folks curious and excited about science.

My skills

Writing: I’m an award-winning science writer specializing in explaining complex ideas in simple ways. My work has been published in Wired, Nautilus, Minute Physics, TED-Ed, and The Best Online Science Writing 2012.

Physics: I hold a Ph.D. in Physics from Rutgers University, and a B.A. from Swarthmore College. My Ph.D. research focused on biological evolution and quantitative genetics, and included a stint of two years spent studying and researching particle physics.

Teaching: I’m an Associate Director in Princeton University’s Council on Science and Technology where I work on bringing science & engineering to a wider audience. I’ve been an instructor at Princeton University, Rutgers University, and the New Jersey Governor’s School of Engineering.

Coding: I use code to create interactive explainers, to make sense of complexity, and to play with patterns and make art. During my Ph.D., I wrote software for bioinformatics projects published in PLOS One, G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, and the Journal of Neuroscience.